Welcome to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1920. The mission of the Board is to protect and promote the health of Mississippi citizens by regulating and controlling the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of prescription drugs and devices. Our Board is comprised of seven pharmacist members, all appointed by the Governor. They are assisted by administrative staff headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Board. 


Resolution Regarding Prescription Medications During Hurricane Delta | 10/8/2020




Whereas, the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is charged with the protection of the public health as it relates to patient safety, patient health, patient access, and patient services, and;

Whereas, severe weather-related events can cause the displacement of numerous citizens of the State of Mississippi and other nearby States; and

Whereas, in the best interest of protecting the public health and to facilitate access by the public to drugs that are vital and necessary to maintaining each individual’s health, now, therefore;

Be it resolved, in the event that a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time emergency refill of the prescribed NON-CONTROLLED medication, provided that;

1. The prescription is not for a medicinal drug listed as a Scheduled Control Substance;

2. The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy;

3. The pharmacist must use his or her professional judgment, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort;

4. The pharmacist properly records the dispensing; and

5. The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing with a reasonable time after the one-time emergency refill dispensing.

This resolution shall be effective during any State of Emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Mississippi or upon the authorization of the President of the Board due to a state of emergency in a nearby State.


The current Resolution activated on October 8, 2020.


Initiative 65 | 10/6/2020

​See below for the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy's stance on Initiative 65.


Criminal Background Processing Change | 9/24/2020

For application purposes, you must request a standard FBI fingerprint card, form No. FD-258 used by the FBI for noncriminal fingerprinting from the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. ​No other cards will be accepted. All completed cards must be mailed directly to:

Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Criminal Information Center
Applicant Processing
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205-0958

Amending or Creating a New Regulation | 8/3/2020

Curious about how regulations are amended or created? Check out this diagram!

News from the DEA | 7/21/2020

DEA has eliminated paper registration and renewal notifications and moving toward the ONLINE registration and renewal process.  Paper notifications will no longer be mailed.  Therefore, it is imperative that DEA has the correct email address of the registrant or their designated point of contact.  Registrants without email addresses will be contacted by DEA personnel in order to update the notification database.  Registrants may also directly contact Registration Support Specialists, Julie (571) 362-4890 or Connie (571) 362-4891) who handle the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.  Additional information can be found on the DEA website: www.DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov, Registration Support.​

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